Inspects patient care facilities at LD Hospital, JVC SKIMS Bemina
SRINAGAR: In order to assess the ground situation in wake of overnight snowfall in the District, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat on Sunday morning toured various areas of the Srinagar City to inspect snow-clearance operations and take first hand appraisal about functioning of essential supplies.
The DC visited various areas of the City including Bemina, Batmaloo, Jehangir Chowk, Bemina, Lal Chowk, Ghanta Ghar, Residency Road, Polo-view and other adjoining areas and took stock of the ongoing snow clearance measures.
During the tour, the DC took onsite inspection of the ongoing snow clearance measures and stressed the Officers and officials to ensure that snow is cleared from all main roads to pave ways for smooth vehicular movement, particularly of ambulances ferrying patients. He also stressed on prioritizing snow clearance on roads leading to important installations including hospitals ensuring unhindered access for medical emergencies, as well as facilitating the smooth flow of essential services amidst the challenging weather conditions.
The DC also laid emphasis on snow clearance from inner lanes and by-lanes to make sure people do not face any inconvenience. He underscored the importance of making other necessary facilities available to residents to minimize the impact of severe weather events on the people.
The DC also stressed on ensuring free Ambulance movement enroute all City Hospitals and emphasised on snow clearance from remote Srinagar areas like Harwan, Dara, Fakir Gujri, Khanmoh, Balhama, Soiteng, Panzinara, etc.
During the visit, several tourists who were enjoying the snow fall also met the Deputy Commissioner and interacted with him.
Meanwhile, the DC Srinagar on Sunday conducted a visit to City hospitals including Lal Ded Hospital And JVC, SKIMS Bemina to take stock of the patient care facilities available in wake of overnight snowfall.
At Lal Ded Hospital, the Deputy Commissioner took a round of various units of the Hospital and inspected the Emergency unit, ICU, OPD, IPD and enquired about the patient care facilities available at the hospital.
The DC also inspected the drug store of the hospital and enquired about the medicine available for the patients.
On the occasion, the DC asked the Medical Superintendent Lal Ded, Dr Muzafar Jan to ensure all healthcare facilities to the patients and take appropriate measures to ensure patient care services are not affected at all. He also directed the other line Departments to make sure periodical snow clearance is undertaken, besides stationing of mobile dewatering pumps to overcome water logging.
Later, the DC also visited JVC, SKIMS Bemina to take stock of the patientcare facilities available post overnight snowfall.
On the occasion, the DC inspected various wards, orthopaedic units, labs etc and took on spot assessment of the facilities being provided to the patients.
The DC also interacted with the patients and their attendants and enquired about the facilities available at the hospital.
On the occasion, the DC stressed on the Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Shifa to ensure better healthcare facilities to the patients and also asked them to ensure proper heating and cleanliness in the hospital.
Besides, Chief Planning Officer, Superintending Engineer R&B, the DC was accompanied by Officers from other line Departments.